All posts by: Aaron Brooks

26 May 18

Rwanda: Kagame critic Diane Rwigara goes on trial

Rwandan activist and critic of President Paul Kagame, Diane Rwigara, faces charges of insurrection as her controversial trial begins.

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25 May 18

Why AfCTA isn’t going to solve all of Africa’s trade woes

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) aims to remove existing trade barriers between African nations, allowing the free movement of goods and services between member nations. The idea is to bolster trade between African nations and reduce their dependency
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23 May 18

Burundi votes ‘yes’ on extending presidential term limits

Burundi has voted in favour of constitutional changes that would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his presidency by another 14 years after the next election in 2020.

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23 May 18

Somalia: Dozens killed by Cyclone Sagar and heaviest rains on record

At least 15 people were killed in Somalia over the weekend as Tropical Cyclone Sagar brought the heaviest rains on record in the country.

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23 May 18

This Somalia livestock investment app highlights African innovation

African innovation is becoming something of a buzzword on the international startup scene. The continent’s unique collection of developmental challenges and increasing entrepreneurial spirit has captured the interest of investors around the world. It’s also produced some wonderful solutions from
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21 May 18

Burundi opposition says it will reject referendum outcome

The leader of Burundi’s main opposition group says the coalition will reject the outcome of a referendum on extending President Pierre Nkurunziza’s, accusing the government of using intimidation tactics to influence votes.

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21 May 18

UN: 210 child soldiers released in South Sudan

The United Nations says armed groups in South Sudan have released 210 child soldiers as it continues to push for the release of all children fighting in the country’s civil war.

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20 May 18

In Eritrea, 25 years of independence hasn’t delivered the freedom it promised

In 1993, the situation in Eritrea looked remarkably positive after 30 years of civil war, as part of Ethiopia. People danced on the streets of Asmara when the country gained independence on May 24 and the country’s newly-elected president Isaias Afewerki
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19 May 18

DRC: WHO raises Ebola health risk to ‘very high’ amid new cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the health assessment risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to “very high” as the African country fights to contain the latest outbreak of Ebola virus.

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19 May 18

40 Ugandan women saved form human trafficking in Thailand

More than 40 Ugandan women were rescued by Thai authorities on Wednesday during operations against human trafficking in the Southeast Asian country.

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